Brother DCP-J1200W, an affordable and reliable 3-in-1 multifunction for home

brother dcp j1200w, an affordable and reliable 3 in 1 multifunction for home
brother dcp j1200w, an affordable and reliable 3 in 1 multifunction for home

More affordable but just as powerful as the Brother DCP-J1050DW , the Brother DCP -J1200W is an ideal multifunction peripheral for typical home productivity needs . The manufacturer offers a good performance device at a very reasonable price , ensuring that its Brother DCPJ1200W  is the answer to the usual work or creative demands of a home.

Brother DCP-J1200W Multifunction Printer

The reference DCP-J1200W is presented as one of Brother ‘s essential inkjet 3-in-1 multifunction printer models . A peripheral with a clear domestic vocation . It is therefore a tool capable of meeting the work and leisure demands of the family, where a balance is sought between the volume of printing, quality and price. This machine offers printing , scanning  and  copying , with an advantageous cost per copy  and WiFi connectivity .

Brother DCP-J1200W

The Brother DCP-J1200W is an essential peripheral for the productive home

The manufacturer bets for its product on a classic cut design, where it does not risk the slightest and sticks to a contrasting pattern. The multifunction sports a nice white finish , and the typical rectangular shape. The machine does not have a screen, having a simple button panel in the upper left corner. This printer weighs 6.5 kg , and measures 435 x 359 x 161 mm . It’s not exactly a compact device, but it can easily fit into small offices and productive corners of the home.

printing system

For its basic multifunction , the Brother brand uses the traditional ink injection system , although in this model the manufacturer optimizes it with higher capacity standard cartridges . Like many of the company’s references, the cartridges are arranged independently in the printer . Therefore, it only forces us to change the out of stock color. The original consumables for this machine allow you to print up to 750 pages in all colors .

Brother DCP-J1200W

Higher capacity standard cartridges (up to 750 pages)

Paper capacity and trays

We find a standard device, and therefore, paper management is limited to the common, for a maximum A4 size . The machine has only one tray with a capacity for 150 sheets of 80 g/m2 weight . The printer output has room to hold a maximum of 50 of these sheets . Without being a photographic quality device, it is possible to use a sufficient variety of papers and weights to create documents of a good level. From normal to glossy-coated .

Brother DCP-J1200W

Simple control panel with buttons

Features of the Brother DCP-J1200W

In the Brother DCPJ1200W we have the typical USB connectivity, plus the advantage of Wi-Fi N wireless technology . The yields offered by the machine in its different functions are more than acceptable for the daily routine of any family.

  • Print resolution: up to 6000 x 1200 dpi .
  • Maximum print speed: up to 16 ppm black and 9 ppm colour.
  • Scan Resolution: Up to 1200 x 2400 . With a speed between 3.35 seconds and 4.38 seconds .

Technical Specifications of the Brother DCP-J1200W All-in-One

Here is a summary table with all the technical details and extras of the Brother DCPJ1200W model :

Technology inkjet
printer type color multifunction
Functions Print, copy and scan
paper size A4
Memory 128MB
A4 print speed Up to 16 / 9 ppm monochrome and color (based on ISO/IEC 24734) pages per minute
Resolution Up to 1200 x 6000 dpi on Windows and up to 1200 x 3600 dpi on Mac
1st page print time less than 10 seconds
scanner type CIS
Resolution FB: 1200×2400dpi; ADF: N/A. For Windows 7/Windows 8/Windows 10, up to 19200×19200 dpi with Scanner Utility
scan to Email, Image, OCR, File
Speed A4:3.35s / 4.38s
color resolution Up to 1200 x 600 dpi
monochrome resolution Up to 1200 x 1200 dpi
Speed Up to 8 cpm monochrome and 3 cpm color (ISO/IEC 29183)
Enlargement / reduction ratio 25 – 400 in 1% increments
paper input 150 sheets (80g/m2)
paper output 50 (80gsm)
Types and weights
  • Paper types: Input tray: Plain, inkjet, glossy-coated and recycled
  • Manual Duplex Paper Type: Plain (64-05g/m2)
  • Paper Size: A4, LTR, EXE, A5, A6, Photo (102x152mm), Indexcard (127x203mm), Photo-2L (127x178mm), Envelopes (C5, Com-10, DL , Monarch)
  • Manual duplex paper size: Print from PC: A4/LTR/EXE/A5
  • Copy: Letter/A4/A5/EXE
  • Maximum paper size: 215.9/297mm (W/H)
Standard ink cartridges
  • Black: LC424BK: Approx. 750 A4 pages
  • Cyan/ Magenta/ Yellow: LC424C/M/Y – Approx 750 A4 pages according to ISO/IEC 24711
connectivity Wi-Fi, USB
USB interface Hi-Speed ​​USB 2.0
Wi-Fi Direct Yes
wireless network interface IEEE 802.11b/g/n
Mobile connectivity supported Brother Mobile Connect AirPrint, Mopria, Brother Print Service Plug in
Wi-Fi network 802.11b/g/n
Wi-Fi network security SSID (32 characters), WEP 64/128bit, WPA-PSK(TKIP/AES), WPA2-PSK(TKIP/AES), SSL/ TLS (IPPS, HTTPS)
Bundled Software – Mac Brother Mobile Connect app, iPrint&Scan (desktop), AirPrint
Software included – Windows Brother Mobile Connect app, iPrint&Scan (desktop), Brother Print Service Plugin, Mopria
  • Driver Windows® 7/8/8.1/10 / Server 2008/2008 R2/ 2012/2012 R2/ 2016 (Windows Server® print only)
  • OS x 10.14.6/10.15.x/11
Measures 435 (W) x 359 (D) x 161 (H) mm
Weight 6.5kg
Energy consumption
  • Ready mode 2.5 watts
  • Hibernation 0.8 watts
  • Off 0.2 watts
  • Sound power level 56 dB
  • 13 watt operation
  • Sound pressure level 53.5 dBA
  • power cord
  • Warranty
  • Quick setup guide
  • BK cartridges: Approx 720 A4 pages. Cyan/Magenta/Yellow: Approx 480 A4 pages according to ISO/IEC 24711​
Warranty 3 years

Conclusions, availability and price of the Brother DCPJ1200W

Brother DCP-J1200W

An ally for domestic productivity

With the Brother DCP-J1200W model we have a versatile peripheral for a minimal investment. The device, with a classic but very practical design , guarantees a more than remarkable performance for its category. Not only is it a complete and well-finished tool , it also has the advantage of high-capacity cartridges that make the cost per copy profitable. The result is a product that truly optimizes productivity at home, and although you may notice the lack of a paper feeder, automatic duplex printing; or help in the style of a card reader or control screen, taking into account the final price of the multifunction it is logical to have these shortcomings.

  • Capacity of consumables.
  • Versatility.
  • Wireless connectivity.
  • No card reader or screen.
  • It is not excessively fast.